72-74, 3rd place; 15.5 GB
Rangers 11 – Tigers 7
67-68, 3rd Place; 11.5 GB
Tigers @ Royals | 7:05 p.m. ET – Kauffman Stadium | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Tigers 9 – Royals 5 (11 innings)
Is it just me or were there a lot of Aug. 31 trades made back in the day? Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s it seemed that Oakland was always adding a big name at the deadline — Willie McGee, Ruben Sierra, Harold Baines. Just asking.
36-29, 2nd place; 1.5 GB Minnesota
Tigers vs. Diamondbacks | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1996 — The Tigers acquired RHP Russ Spear, catcher Brad Ausmus and infielder Andujar Cedeno from the Padres for catcher John Flaherty and infielder Chris Gomez
- 1990 — The Tigers acquired OF Darnell Coles from the Mariners for OF Tracy Jones
- 1975 — Fred Lynn collects 10 runs batted in with three home runs, a triple and a single in a 15-1 win by the Red Sox over the Tigers in Detroit. Lynn’s 16 total bases tie an American League record.
- 1953 – At Fenway Park, Dick Gernert’s home run highlights a 17-run, 14-hit seventh inning as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 23-3.